H.R. 5970 (110th): Belarus Democracy Reauthorization Act of 2008

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Introduced:

May 6, 2008
110th Congress, 2007–2009

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on May 6, 2008, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Sponsor:

Christopher “Chris” Smith

Representative for New Jersey's 4th congressional district

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: May 6, 2008
Length: 8 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To amend the Belarus Democracy Act of 2004 to reauthorize that Act, and for other purposes.

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History

May 6, 2008
 
Introduced

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11 cosponsors (7D, 4R) (show)
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H.R. 5948 (109th) was a previous version of this bill.

Enacted — Signed by the President
Jan 12, 2007

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